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Edward Sapir (1884–1939)


Sapir    Edward Sapir


He was born in German Pomerania, but Sapir's parents emigrated to America when he was a child. He studied Germanic linguistics at Columbia, where he came under the influence of Franz Boas who inspired him to work on native American languages.


Baudelot = Edward Sapir, Anthropologie, traduit de l'américain par Christian Baudelot et Pierre Clinquart, Paris, éd. de Minuit, 1967; rééd. Paris, Seuil, collection Points, 1971.

Boltanski = Edward Sapir, Linguistique, traduction de Jean-Elie Boltanski et Nicole Soulé-Susbielles, Paris, éd. de Minuit, 1968; rééd. Paris, Gallimard, collection Folio, 1991.

Mandelbaum = Edward Sapir, Selected Writings in Language, Culture, and Personality, Edited by David G. Mandelbaum, Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, 1949; paperback ed., 1985.